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Sep 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
of the experience i had as a governor where we at the time i became governor in michigan had some taxes that other states didn't. and we had a study done and one of the things it showed pretty clearly is that people were mobile. and we were losing people. and i think there's been some evidence lately in other states where tax increases have resulted in the relocation, the taxes on certain classes of people or income levels or whatever resulted actually in less revenue as they relocated residences to other states. my good oregon constituent is now a las vegas resident. apparently the legislature did a little tax changes in senator wyden's state. i think on the tax expenditure side we're kind of presenting unprecedented testimony today to say, look, let's put them all on the table but let's use them to achieve what, again, senator wyden mentioned, get that rate low. if you start losing these and i think the finance committee has got, you know -- we're counting you to be the champion to fight the poaching of these by other spenders or other interests around the congress who haven't s
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2011 12:00pm EDT
professor at bucknell university, worked at the world bank, educated at the university of michigan. has written several books, a long list of books. .uest: keeps me busy host: democrat, good morning. caller: i have one question that i keep hearing over and over again from republicans, the tax as corporations pay, if we could just get it down. i would like to know from the man from heritage, the name of a company, just one, that actually pays 35% in taxes after deductions in loop holes. i want an aim of one company. if you cannot give me the name of one company, everything you say is disingenuous. host: put you on the spot here. guest: i think she actually has a good point. if you are -- there are different carve-outs and deductions that get stuck in it the tax code. the actual effective rate is closer to 18%. you are paying the full rate, more or less. it acts as a disincentive to job growth. speaker boehner and president obama said that one of the things they would like to do is motivate the tax rate, the highest in the industrialized world, but eliminate these deductions and cred
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
vacation in michigan and we were getting 36 miles a gallon. i felt pretty good about it. i was bragging to my friends about it. now i'm bragging on the senate floor. it can be done. we can create more fuel-efficient vehicles. we didn't compromise anything, and we bought america. i think that's what we need to encourage in this country. cars and creating jobs in this country, reducing the need for energy from being imported from overseas and reducing the pollution that unfortunately hinders our environment and our health. i think that's a good thing. so on the senator's first point, sure, more energy at home but put it in perspective. that isn't the answer to america's economic needs. the second point he says is eliminate certain regulations. that that could be true. there are regulations now that don't make any sefnlts get rid of them. i'm not sure this is a big ball and chain being dragged around by our economy, but there's no sense in wasting time or money on regulations that really don't serve a good public purpose mp the final point he said, i couldn't agree more -- tax reform. we lose
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2011 12:00pm EDT
has been declared in every state but two -- michigan and west virginia. now, michigan technically could be declared a disaster because it's been under an economic disaster now for several years, but not a natural weather event, but they most certainly are having very tough economic times in michigan. and west virginia always has tough times as one of our poorest states. so really, the whole country is in need. why would the other side sit down when america is lit up with disasters? we have got to ask them to reconsider, move forward with the $7 billion help now, and not only is it the right thing to do and the moral thing to do and what americans do for each other and what we should do, but it's really all about -- besides the moral aspect which is obviously the most important, but there is a real immediate economic benefit to this. if there was ever a jobs bill, mr. president, this is it. i can promise you, having lived through this disaster recovery, it's like a -- a shot in the arm for these communities. literally, every single dollar that leaves our hands and goes to theirs
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2011 12:00pm EDT
know, we had to give him his miranda rights, send and to the university of michigan and here's this guy who, in my mind, should've been tried as an enemy or military tribunal and it makes me mad. i know you're a vietnam veteran. i'm pretty sure when you're in vietnam looking at the enemy come you didn't think about giving them the miranda rights or what have you been letting them go through the federal court system. we are facing a different kind of enemy. every time i look at the poster on the back, showing the twin towers, i think about these cockroaches, these murderers commit these terrorist after us now. that particular day, back i saw the battlefield in an asymmetrical term and battlefield in his mind that davis unseat 198 and the northwest flight. i think it's outrageous that this administration does not treat these terrorists as enemy combatants. that is what they are. we need to have a clear view of the animal rear facing for going for going to be successful in securing borders and securing our homeland. i'd like to ask a question. i'm going to pick up on the visa issue that bo
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2011 9:00am EDT
waiting for me way back in the old days of 1991 in michigan. so they've had to step up. i mean, as a proportion, and i think dave stockman captured it, is it 1% or 2%, you know, over a period of time, a decade? it seems to me that this isal in going very big here an opportunity for a great deal of creativity. i mean, this has got to be a legislator's dream to get one up or down vote. no amendments? that just never happens in this world in washington. you couldn't get really that to happen in a state legislature very easily. so the idea that you could put one thing, and that argues, just screams for a very large package because the bigger it is, the tougher it is to vote against if it's the solution. you don't want to go small. you want to go humongous because it's just impossible to vote against at that point. and, yes, there'll be lots of things that people won't like, but there'll be much more they will like, and the beneficial effect of acting is what carries the day. and i actually think we ought to probably be thinking about since we haven't passed budgets on an annual basis, ma
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
michigan, mr. upton, is recognized for five minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman. in 1963, there was a great train robbery in england, at the time, the largest heist ever, and because of the cleverness, the legend continues. the take was 2.6 pounds, that's about $7.5 million in 1963 dollars, and now we have a modern day train robbery. there's a great heist of over half a billion dollars and possibly even willing collaborators, maybe even co-conspirators of the u.s. government who rushed out a $535 million loan to solyndra. .. no, we are not. in 2009 cylinder was the very first company to receive the department of energy loan guarantee funded with stimulus dollars. the company was touted in statements by the president of vice president secretary of energy as a model for the governments investment in green technology. and now less than two years later, solyndra has filed for bankruptcy and was raided by the fbi. ion to stand that are two witnesses today, mr. harrison and mr. subto intend to invoke their right under the fifth amendment and will not testify. solyndra has left taxpayers hol
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2011 9:00am EDT
campaign when i had the audacity to tell michigan workers the truth, that many of the jobs that had left their state for cheaper labor markets overseas were never coming back. so i understand that trade can create difficulties for some american workers. i'm not opposed in principle to supporting those workers temporarily so they can develop new skills and find new jobs. and i don't oppose nor do i seek to kill trade adjustment assistance, just to restore it to its original 2002 levels. that said, now for a minute let's look closer at how the federal government has been going about employment and worker training programs like this. earlier this year, the government accountability office released a study entitled "multiple training and employment programs, providing information on colocating services and consolidating administrative structures could promote efficiency." translation from the bureaucratese mean how is the trade adjustment assistance program working out? here's what the g.a.o. reported on federal employment and retraining programs, including trade adjustment assistance. and i
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2011 8:30am EDT
hurrah of justice o'connor upheld an affirmative action program for the university of michigan that said it's appropriate to take race into account if you do it in a way that is personal and not a quota and you do a lot of other stuff so that actually no court can figure out what the heck you're doing. which is exactly the set of standard. if you make it so diffuse and so vague individualized that nobody has a smoking gun that race was actually the actual factor, then you can do it and people in the universities shockingly are able to do these things. and so i don't think that's the rule that the supreme court is going to be interested in coming back to that issue so soon. now, what makes this ut case so interesting is that in the interregulinte interregular e- -- inter-regnun, the texas legislature i think at the berest of a late republican whom i'm sure is very close to everybody here passed a statute that said in order to increase the number of minority students in texas public education, there was going to be a guaranteed 10% for the top 10 at each high school would be entitled
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2011 5:00pm EDT
things that have been started in michigan and done around the country now, you can knock that number down by about 90%. but still it's endemic. everybody knows somebody who is gone to the hospital for a proper and come out -- for a procedure scom out with a hospital-acquired infection, often a life-threatening one. just treating those infections costs about $2.5 billion a year. $2.5 billion a year. they're completely avoidable. that's just one element of the health care system. if we got after the quality gaps in the health care system, the savings would be far, far greater. so there's a lot to be gained in quality. that's one of the five. the second is prevention. we do not analyze and evaluate and implement prevention strategies very well as a country. we don't even evaluate effectively what prevention methods save enough money in the long run that we should just pay for them for everybody because it saves money to have people do this. we don't differentiate between what's probably a good idea for an individual to pay for and what is such a good idea and save so much money that it
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
did not have one, as the state of michigan. h.r. 2587 is due for a second reading and it is at the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will read the title of the bill for the second time. the clerk: h.r. 2587, an act to prohibit the national labor relations board from ordering any employer to close, relocate or transfer employment under any circumstance. mr. reid: i would object to any further proceedings in regard to this matter at this time. the presiding officer: objection is heard and the bill will be placed on the calendar. mr. reid: mr. president, today we pay tribute to the american men and women who have traveled abroad to defend this great nation but never returned home to our shores. we also honor those who have suffered as prisoners of war. we're grateful to them every day, but today, which is national pow-mia recognition day, we dedicate our remembrance to their sacrifice. mr. president, i had the good fortune to be appointed in 1992 by majority leader mitchell to be a member of the select committee on pow-mia. that committee was chaired by john kerry. it was a wonde
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2011 12:00pm EDT
your best ticket out. host: fript michigan, good morning. caller: good morning. i'm taking that book from a different perspective, "that used to be us." and we used to be our unto the lord, god, jesus, but now we've gotten away from that. you're talking about china. china is on top for a little bit. but we'll get back to christ and god. we're not going to -- because god made -- and he tears them down. so the point of "that used to be us," we used to be a godly nation. we've gotten away from that. so bank on that. guest: well, we don't really say too much about religious faith. in fact we don't say anything about it in this book, and religious faith is an important thing and important in the united states. but i would mention one old saying in which most americans are familiar, which i think is relevant to the theme of this book and relevant to american renewel and that is god helps those who help themselves. host: the united nations meets again tie discuss the bid by palace for statehood. we're going to have live coverage of that starting at :30 a.m. eastern time in about 20 minutes.
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
cut $1.5 billion, a program that's creating jobs in michigan and other parts of the country. so why are we destroying jobs when we don't have to? so, again, it must be the principle of, when things are going smoothly, when things are working, when the leadership is has actually agreed for the house republican leadership to just throw a wrench and really, really mess things up. thank goodness there are ten republican senators in this chamber that don't follow that principle. -- of throwing a wrench when things are going smoothly. they follow the principle of common sense and compassion and being forward-leaning when it comes to helping americans who need our help: senator blunt, senator rubio, senator snowe, senator collins, senator murkowski, senator brown from massachusetts, senator heller from nevada, senator hoeven from north dakota, senator toomey from pennsylvania, and senator vitter from louisiana, many of whom have experienced disasters in their state in the past and remember those terrible days or they're experiencing them now. and they said, we don't follow the "throw the w
CSPAN
Sep 2, 2011 12:00pm EDT
roosevelt institute began as a student at the university of michigan when he took a leadership role in running roosevelt's relief, post katrina development project, and as he said awhile ago, his family was in new orleans during katrina and fortunately could not come back because of the situation. we'll hear more about that. and mahlon mitchell, president of professional firefighters of wisconsin. he was selected in january of 2011. he is the youngest and first ever african-american president of the wisconsin pffw who are members of the international association of firefighters. mahlon mitchell is one of the leaders and main spokesman for the effort to stop the attacks on workers rights in wisconsin and around the country. we'll have an opportunity to hear from each and every one of you, but let's begin, please, with dr. berry. dr. mary frances berry. i think that there's base questions right now. where are we today? what would dr. king say about society today? >> well, those of you who know me know that i always do exactly as i'm told. [laughter] so i will, of course, answer the quest
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. mr. president, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from michigan is recognized. mr. levin: mr. president, i come to pay tribute to the life and public service of mark hatfield. mark hatfield began his lifelong career of public service in the u.s. navy during world war ii. after the war, he returned to oregon, where he served in the state house of representatives, in the state senate, as the oregon secretary of state, and eventually as governor of the state. fortunately for us, for the senate, and for the country, mark hatfield did continue his career of public service and he went on to serve five terms in the united states senate. during his time in the senate, mark hatfield repeatedly demonstrated that he possessed the courage of his convictions. we've heard that word "courage" this afternoon by the oregon senators and others as it relates to mark hatfield and there are so many examples of that courage, including an unpopular position he took relative to the vietnam war. but in 1995, he opposed the balanced budget constitutional amendment which was then under c
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2011 12:00pm EDT
of things chinese, started as an academic in michigan writing a number of very interesting books, went on to become the assistant secretary of state for east asia and pacific affairs, and is now president here of the institute for peace, so i encourage all of our panelists to be haiku-like in your brevity. we have by my account what is 35-40 minutes. aim for five minutes so there's discussion from the floor. lee young? >> well, i'll focus discussion on china's emerging middle class. i will make three general observations or arguments. first, the new and the future china as emerging middle class china. secondly, i would argue the chinese middle class, is, was, and will be a stabilizing force for china, but it's the relationship with the chinese government that may change from a political ally to a political challenger. yes, that's chinese communist party is not perceived as a serious political reform in the next few years. that's the second argument. the third argument is the middle class china will be increasingly similar to other middle class countries in terms of values and the
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2011 12:00pm EDT
yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from michigan. ms. stabenow: thank you, mr. president. i want to speak for a few moments about what is happening, what has been happening all week here in the senate and in the house of representatives. first of all, this year we've seen a terrible string of natural disasters that have shut down businesses, left families homeless across america. as chair of the agriculture committee, i'm certainly very concerned about the flooding along the mississippi and missouri rivers and the record droughts that have devastated the livelihoods of men and women who grow our food across america. in response to that, the senate, on a bipartisan basis, a strong bipartisan basis, responded to provide the funding for fema to help with communities across america -- 48 states -- to be able to responding and be able to do what we always do as americans: to be able to step up and work together and meet these kind of natural disasters and the help that's needed. we sent that to the house. the house decided, on the other hand
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2011 12:00pm EDT
program for advanced technology vehicles that has been very useful to democrats in michigan. in the auto industry. so, initially, you have this sort of sense of acquiescence by democrats that, all right, we don't normally offset emergency funding, but to get this through and to avoid another big fight, we're going to do it. but then democrats seemed to sense an opening. there was a newly combative attitude coming out of the white house thaw referred to earlier, and they decided to hold the line on their troops, and they voted against the c.r. in the house, sending the original, in the original vote it we want down to defeat. republicans rallied. they made cosmetic changed to get their people on board. and then the senate, which had been expected to sort of swallow whatever came over from the house, decide that had they would get their back up and that they would block, which they did. so now we're supposed to have a vote on the democrat i go version, which provides extra money in disaster relief without cutting the loan program or the other things that republicans threw in, but that
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2011 5:00pm EDT
american heritage club out of dearborn, michigan. finally, to the far left we have khaled beydoun who is also an attorney and an advocate. what i thought we would do is have each of them speak for a few minutes, share their thoughts about where we have come in this arena of coalition building since 9/11, since the 9/11 tragedy, some of the challenges that we face in the community, some of the successes that we've been able to achieve, both on the grassroots and the national level. and then look at kind of where we are now, 10 years later, and this is where we are again as a community, as a country, some of the challenges that we continue to face, some of the new challenges that might be arising as we look forward. and then what are some of the opportunities and positive opportunities out there that might be ways that we can continue to make success, and really do a better job of telling our story. and what i thought i would do before turn it over to margaret is just set the stage a little bit. looking back from perhaps all of it from a personal express on my part. i came here like a l
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
michigan, consumer surveys say 72% of respondents believe now is a good time to buy a home. furthermore, in a recent survey by our firm, 60s% of those surveyed want to become homeowners of the next five years. with 82% of renters in the key 25 to 34 age group expressing desire to buy a home. people want to purchase a home and think now is a good time to do so, why are they doing it? the answer i answer i believe is twofold. first, we conditions of the consumers balance sheets, which are still plagued with high levels of net debt and negative equity. indicative of challenge consumers, renter's survey showed a third of respondents were able to come up with 3.5% down payment necessary to purchase a median priced home using fha financing. the second issue is uncertainty, which i believe is a nationwide problem negatively impacting home sale prices, given volatility created by prior tax credits, fear job loss and mixed messages sent by the government to run future housing policy. however, racial differences are significant with major dichotomies dependent on levels of unemployment, negative
CSPAN
Sep 2, 2011 9:00am EDT
to the provincial bouts that will not be counted. so those states are michigan, florida, louisiana, oklahoma, south dakota, idaho, rhode island and hawaii. and 23 other states, 23 other states are considering these blocks. and acting these kinds of laws. what else are they doing? i want to point out to the fear doing stuff like making it hard for you to have early voting because blacks use early voting like crazy. and in florida they use -- guess what they did? they made it illegal to any voting on sunday. they made it hard for third party groups to register people to vote. so the naacp, they are saying that if you want to register summer to go, you better turn in that registration within 48 hours, so those league of women voters, others have said were probably more pulling out of the state of florida. so that's a purposeful attempt to make it. we seen the resurgence of these laws and these requirements. so what i wanted to say to you is that we're not here here just to talk about the problems we're here because we're about solutions. we're about winning battles. >> that's right. >
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2011 5:00pm EDT
can agree to so we can send help whether it's to west virginia or to florida or to michigan or louisiana. that's no way to run a government. now, tea party people and republicans want to bring change to washington. i welcome some of that change. but not this. this is not a change we need. this is not a good policy for america. i am not opposed to change. i am adaptable, i'm a centrist, i'm a moderate, i can listen to what republicans want to say and democrats, and i'm proud of that. it's a strength, i considerate strength, not a weakness. this is not a change that i can support lightly, and that's what this fight is about. we may be forced to change, but if we are, if we are, i want the people of america to know this was eric cantor's idea. this is on the tea party agenda. i don't think it should be on america's agenda. i see the governor, the senator from west virginia. the presiding officer: the senator from west virginia. mr. margin: mr. president, i think we all appreciate our colleague from louisiana's passion and compassion for the people of america, not just the people o
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2011 12:00pm EDT
michigan. the presiding officer: the senator -- the senate is in a quorum call. mr. brown: i ask to dispense with the quorum call. officer without objection. mr. brown: i ask to speak in morning business for up to ten minutes. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. brown: i was listening to the senator from california describe how american taxpayers pay for all kinds of public facilities, from utility to schools to water systems, to energy production in other countries around the world, and there is rarely -- actually, according to senator boxer, there's never objection to that from the other side of the aisle. but when the president of the united states wants to use -- wants to do that same kind of construction in the united states of america, there seem to be objections. and i was taken by that. one, because it's true; second, because it's pretty unbelievable that when the president descri s that working with the congress, calls on congress to pass legislation tpass so wecan renon cleveland or toledo that some conservative members of congress in both houses say we really ca
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